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Questions related to academic publications including online and traditional journals, books, and conference proceedings.

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How to gracefully walk away from coauthored paper

I am working on a coauthored paper which I would like to step away from. How can I do so very tactfully and gracefully? I want to step away because I don't quite agree with the direction the paper ...
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A paper was published with material from my thesis without my knowledge: Correction or Retraction?

I have completed M.tech and submitted my thesis. A year later I realized my thesis was used to publish an article which was a replica of a section of the thesis. Even the values were the same. I was ...
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Difference between Thesis and Research paper?

My query is about whats the main difference between thesis and research paper, and as i am undergrad, which is more easy for an undergrad to do!!
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Reivsion in ScholarOne: Where to upload the response to reviewers as a attached file? [closed]

For the revision, I found there are two possible attachment places for the response document. I don't know which one is the appropriate place for attaching the document. Please help me! One is in '...
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International standards relating to a professor publishing a student's thesis work without the student as co-author

I am looking for international standards that speak specifically of a professor taking the thesis work of an ex-student that they had supervised and publishing a journal paper on that work (and just ...
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Journal requires permission to acknowledge people: person not replying

I am the first author of a paper that we want to submit (Neuroscience). The journal requirement states that the authors should seek permission from any person that they have acknowledged in the paper. ...
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What is Springer's “version of record”?

What is Springer's “version of record”? Is it the final originally published version of an article or book? According to the answers that I received, yes it is.
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My advisor is giving my idea to his new student, what should I do?

Now I'm preparing for my thesis and have one article which is already published and my thesis has been developed from my previous work. For my thesis, I derived a model based on the literature ...
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Asking to review my research paper

I recently wrote a research paper and want to submit it to a journal but as I wrote it on my own and it's my first paper, I would like someone (a faculty member or a PhD student) to review my paper ...
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how to format computer code in APA style

If a psychological methods journal only specifies that the entire manuscript has to be in APA style, how should I format computer code snippets in the manuscript to be submitted? I see nothing ...
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paper' status is changing between “awaiting reviewer assignment” to “awaiting reviewer invitation” [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to a journal since 7 weeks and my paper' status is changing from "awaiting reviewer selection" to "awaiting reviewer assignment" to "awaiting reviewer invitation" to "...
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May a piece of results be presented in two theses?

Let A be a Ph.D. student who had defined a master project for a master student called B. The topic was indeed a part of the overall Ph.D. problem statement of A. To make it feasibly doable by B, A had ...
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What would be a good strategy to avoid being scooped? [duplicate]

A few classmates and I are worried about the time lag between submitting a research paper to a conference or journal and the further time lag between rejections and re-submissions during which someone ...
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What provisions exist to handle scooping when there are multiple reviews of research papers?

Point 1: At my university, it's a practice (not compulsory) to submit our conference/journal paper first to a department where it is checked for plagiarism and quality. Then it's sent to professors in ...
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Dealing with non-contributing co-author when preparing an extended version of co-authored paper

Summary: A co-author on a manuscript under review hasn't really done anything. Should I remove their name (with or without notice), keep their name and tell them it's unfair, or do nothing. Some time ...
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Is it common to make seniority distinctions between coauthors of a paper in math?

Twice now, I've read a paper written by a prominent researcher and some other "younger" researchers, e.g. instead of being superstars they're merely professors, I guess. In the text, he is referred to ...
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No pagination in Elsevier journals

My paper was accepted in one of Elsevier's journal and it was recently published, but there is no pagination instead they have this "article number" for example "Volume 123, Article No. 212021" ...
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After publishing my manuscript, can I withdraw the manuscript and publish it at a different journal?

I published one of my manuscripts in June 2015 in a relatively new journal (6 volumes so far). The journal makes it clear in the website that it is available online and in print with ISSN. The key ...
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Is it “inappropriate” to write in a manuscript “this problem is unsolved, though arguably progress has been made” and then reference your own work?

Is it considered inappropriate to write in a manuscript "this problem remains unsolved, though arguably progress has been made" and then reference your own work? Because you would be saying that your ...
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CFA and Cronbach's Alpha? [closed]

I'm writing a paper... Someone said if you want to use CFA in your research, no need to use Cronbach's Alpha. Is it true or I have to use both of them in my research? Thanks
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How to publish analysis work of an approach worse that state-of-the-art?

I am currently working on an engineering problem for which I have developed a new and quite effective solution. My research field is electronics (if that matters). The problem is quite complex as it ...
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How to spot unproven theoretical hypothesis/ideas as an experimentalist/engineer?

Or inverserly, where do academic theoreticians/mathematicians try to sell their ideas and hypothesis depending on how: rigorous speculative potential for applications Can some of such share here ...
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Where I can find graphics to be used in my research papers? [closed]

I found some websites for free graphics like icons. But, they require attribution. to the website. Is there any website that provide free graphics for research purpose without the need of attribution?
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What does “awaiting reviewer selection” really mean under the “minor revision” scenario?

I just submitted a revised paper to ScholarOne (minor revision). I suppose that in most cases (of minor revision), the revised manuscript will only be reviewed by the ADM or associate editor. However, ...
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When an article for a long time is under review ,how can we send a letter to editor for status manuscript [duplicate]

we have submitted our article to a journal but for a long time status is under review . what can we mention in our eamil to editor for condition the article?
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Asking an external professor for a feedback on my BSc. thesis

In my senior year. I have put so much effort in writing my thesis and my supervisor didn't even read what I have done or even bothered to do his work, I wrote my thesis in a topic in mathematical ...
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Regarding Publish of Thesis with ISBN

I want to Publish my PhD thesis with an ISBN number at minimum cost. Can anybody please make me aware about the authentic international publishers regarding this so that I can do my task at the ...
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Is it fine to send a message to the author of a paper if I don't understand something and want to clarify it?

I'm a Physics Ph.D. student and I have been studying one paper and had some doubt in one point. More specifically the author defines a concept in a way which is a little bit different from other texts ...
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When are there reasons to cite more or fewer sources?

As a young scholar I was paranoid about accusations that I hadn't read the literature, so I tended to cite lots of papers. More recently, I've noticed an elegance in relying on fewer of them. ...
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Is the journal indexing by SCOPUS meaningless? [closed]

A journal that I want to submit my manuscript is SCOPUS and WoS indexed (Q3, impact factor: 1.89, SJR 0.264, Fee: around 1000$). But my Professor said SCOPUS indexed journals are MEANINGLESS!(two ...
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How to publish review of commercial software

I really like software product X and been using it for >6 years. I am unaffiliated and never have been linked to company or anyone involved with X. I would like to publish a paper that explains why ...
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How much does it cost the publisher to publish an academic article?

I am interested to know the cost of publishing an academic article. I do not mean in the simple sense of "what does a given journal charge an author to publish?" or "what does an association or ...
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Standard protocol for withdrawing published paper that has wrong (or erroneous) data (published without wrong intentions)

Suppose a research group publishes an article after thorough data analysis, statistics based on repeatability and reproducibility of experimental data. Now I consider three cases: a). Published ...
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pdf or word of the article for the first submission [closed]

I'm submitting an article to an Elsevier journal, but I'm hesitant about the file format I should choose as the first submission. According to this journal: Your Paper Your Way We now ...
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Will it damage our grant application if we include an additional applicant with no publications?

My colleagues and I are currently writing a grant application to the German Research Foundation. My colleagues have published many papers before. I have not published anything yet. Ideally, we would ...
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Can I mention the LinkedIn account of a suggested referee?

I'm submitting an article to an Elsevier journal which asks for suggested potential referee list. One of the people whom I want to suggest as the referee is a doctor and instructor in a university. I ...
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Is it a requirement that at least one of the authors of a paper holds a PhD?

The editor of a journal asked me “Please confirm the title of XXX XX, Mr. or Dr.?” His title is Mr., as the manuscript was written by two students alone, without a supervisor or anyone with the title ...
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For how long afterwards can you publish papers based on field research?

In 2010 I did field research for my Masters Thesis in International Peace & Conflict Resolution (i.e. multi-disciplinary social science and international relations) in Bolivia interviewing ...
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Spelling mistakes in published conference paper at IEEE Xplore

I have published a paper in a conference proceedings of an IEEE conference. The paper has been published since December of last year. Unfortunately, I found some spelling mistakes in the text. Is ...
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How to write something which is already written?

Suppose, I need to write something about the "Relationship between literacy and social status". I arrange my essay as follows: what is literacy? what is social status? How does social status affect ...
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Can publishing good peer reviewed scientific articles be seen as a part of good academic record?

I have this doubt inside my mind after graduating from my master's program. Can publishing high IF scientific articles be seen as a good academic record during masters. And will it be considered by ...
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Acknowledging local government for quarantine measures

It looks like I may completely write a paper while in coronavirus-related quarantine. Would it be appropriate to thank my local government in the acknowledgements? If I'm honest with myself, I don't ...
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Is it acceptable to have a figure caption running to the next page?

I have a large figure with a long caption of 300 words, and they really don't fit into one A4 page. Can I enlarge the figure to fit in the first page and let the caption run to the next page?
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What to do immediately after informing the journal's managing editor that you are withdrawing your paper submission in their journal?

After waiting for 7 months (and counting), I decided to withdraw my paper submission to a particular journal. The reasons are as follows: The review decision for a particular paper is to be made ...
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Should I submit a major revision if it seems that AE has the intent to reject?

A few months ago, I submitted a paper to the top journal in my field. I just received a major revision decision. There was an enormous amount of comments from the four reviewers on many different ...
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Why is it forbidden by the IEEE to post 'author-submitted' papers on ArXiv?

I am reading IEEE's policy on uploading a conference paper to other venues such as arxiv. Here is the current policy: https://conferences.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/get-published/post-your-paper/. What ...
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What is the name of the style where research papers are written in a story-telling fashion?

The following research paper is written in a story-telling manner: One Mentor-teacher's Personal Narrative of Collaborative Research on the Teaching Practicum What is the name of this style of ...
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My paper was retracted – how can I handle this in my future career?

In September 2016 I saw a PhD advertisement in a forum. I emailed the advertiser and he sent me a half-baked draft of a research project and told me that if I want this position I would need a first-...
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Is publishing runnable code instead of pseudo code shunned?

In Computer Science is it preferable to describe algorithms using pseudo code rather than real code? If so, why? I've talked to a few academics who think so but I can't understand why. Some of the ...
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How is the production of a Festschrift usually initiated?

For the first time I have been asked to contribute to a Festschrift. I was surprised to read in the invitation that it is being prepared "in consultation with XY's institution and himself". I had ...

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